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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 25, 2011 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sound quality of new 72' box set

Bootleg CD's of the first set from the Radio Luxembourg show, some titled "Dead De Luxe" circulated widely during the 1990's.

It's one of my very favorite performances of the tour, largely due to the "electrifying" sound quality that I attribute to the extremely high power of the radio transmission.

But the musicianship is laser tight and focused as well. The intro to The Other One just might be the greatest of all-time...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-16.sbd.unknown.10353.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jan 26, 2011 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sound quality of new 72' box set

I have long held this as my favorite Europe '72 show both in terms of sound quality and tightness of performance. It's one of the few I can truly go from start to finish with without getting bored, ever.

And I agree, the Other One intro is the more chilling than any other performance I know of.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jan 25, 2011 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sound quality of new 72' box set

I have a copy of that. That was back when tapes were really hard for me to find, one source was I would check the local used record store every week or so and buy all those "imports." I probably paid like 40 bucks for 5/16's first set. "Black and White Ball" was another one, from 3/15/69. Also have one called "Bear Trap," which was part of 5/23/69 along with the Other One>Spanish Jam segment from 2/14/68.

Anyway, I too recall hearing the Hurts Me Too from 5/16 and it instantly becoming my favorite version. Was also the first time I heard Chinatown Shuffle.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 25, 2011 9:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sound quality of new 72' box set

I'm listening to this now, it's just what Cliff says it is... this is about as tight as it gets, even by '72 standards. Even Pig is sharp as a tack, which by rights he shouldn't be. 'It Hurts Me Too' is excellent, for example... what a unique and great show.